Blog / FAQ

Why do I have bad breath?

Having bad breath or ‘halitosis’ can be an embarrassing and frustrating issue to deal with. We all at some point in time have experienced our own bad breath, or someone else’s. Sometimes no matter how much we brush, floss or rinse we cannot escape that lingering odour, or metallic taste. So, what are the most…

What are dental veneers?

Dental veneers are custom made, extremely thin porcelain or resin composite restorations permanently bonded to natural teeth. They are most often placed on front teeth, and sometimes on premolar teeth (side teeth) to improve/enhance your appearance. Dental veneers are considered very durable, aesthetic restorations; however, they also in many cases can serve to restore an…

How can I stop my child from sucking his/her thumb?

Thumb or finger sucking is very common and in early years it is not a major cause for concern. If this habit continues or is severe, it can cause changes in the position of the teeth and the shape of the upper jaw bone (the palate). Thumb sucking is a soothing activity that serves to…

What toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?

With the variety of toothpastes and toothbrushes that are available, choosing one can be overwhelming for some people. There are toothpastes for sensitive teeth, whitening toothpastes, ‘enamel strengthening’ toothpastes and the list goes on. There are soft/medium/hard bristled toothbrushes, angled, raised bristled toothbrushes, and electric as well. With all that, what is the right choice?…

What exactly is a root canal and why is it necessary?

Most people have heard of the term “root canal” but there are a lot of misconceptions about what this procedure actually entails. A person’s tooth has many layers with the innermost being the pulp – commonly referred to as the nerve.  In a healthy tooth this is a narrow chamber and canals filled with blood vessels…